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    19 Reasons Every Man Should Be A Feminist

    Equality always takes two.

    1. Because you wouldn't like it if a woman you loved got catcalled.

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    It's not so cool when someone is whistling, jeering, or yelling at your wife, girlfriend, sister, mother, or friend.

    2. And objectification is never OK, regardless of sex.

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    The blade cuts both ways.

    3. Because you can still be a man and support equality.

    Husband to a wife, father to a daughter, son to a mother. You bet I'm on board, @EmWatson! #heforshe

    Simon Pegg@simonpegg

    Husband to a wife, father to a daughter, son to a mother. You bet I'm on board, @EmWatson! #heforshe

    2:46 AM - 23 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. Because gender stereotypes also hurt men.

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    Phrases like "Man up!", "Boys don't cry", and "Be a man!" do more harm than good.

    5. Because women are still woefully underrepresented in public office.

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    At the rate we are going, it will take 500 years for representation to be equal in our government.

    6. Because men can be an integral part of the push for feminism.

    7. Because women can run a company just as well as men.

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    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was ranked No. 1 in Fortune's 2013 "40 under 40," and was the first female engineer at Google.

    8. Because we can all benefit from more women in male-dominated science fields.

    9. Because chivalry is about politeness and respect, not subjugation.

    10. Because patriarchy affects both sexes.

    11. Because when the roles are reversed you can see how ridiculously women are portrayed in commercials...

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    Who actually eats a burger on the beach like this?

    12. ... Music videos...

    13. ... And in print media.

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    14. Because men can be the victims of physical abuse as well.

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    Patriarchal norms contribute to the underreporting of domestic violence cases where a male is the victim. It is estimated that up to 40% of domestic violence victims are men.

    15. Because pay should be based on merit not gender.

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    Women make about 78 cents to every dollar a man makes for the same job.

    16. Because rape culture shouldn't be a culture at all.

    "I need feminism because..." brave man making stand against rape culture via @being_feminist #steubenville

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    "I need feminism because..." brave man making stand against rape culture via @being_feminist #steubenville

    12:09 PM - 20 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17. Because you might have a daughter someday.

    18. Because actual feminism is not about demonizing men.

    19. Because who in their right mind wouldn't want equality?

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